SALt (Sustainable Alternative Lighting) Lamp

Date: August 01, 2015

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 SALt : Lamp that runs for 8 hours on water and salt

A new cost effective lamp that burns for eight hours at a time, running on nothing but a glass of water and two tablespoons of salt has been developed by a start-up in the Philippines.SALt (Sustainable Alternative Lighting) runs on a glass of water and two tablespoons of salt.The lamp is named after the company SALt that was founded by Aisa Mijeno and Raphael Mijeno.This cost effective lamp burns for eight hours at a time to lighten a room and will also be able to generate enough energy to charge a smart-phone through a USB cable.

prepare iasThe lamp can also be lit by using ocean water and would be of great help for people living along the coastline.The lamp works with a galvanic cell battery, which consists of an electrolyte solution - the salt and water - and two electrodes. When the electrodes are placed in the electrolyte, the energy generated kicks an LED light into gear.The battery will work for eight hours a day for six months, which is a considerable upgrade from the constant refills required by paraffin lantern.

The start-up hopes that the lamp will be in the market by 2016.